Why Dating With Implementation Partner Is So Important?

Are you looking for a new ERP Implementation partner? Well, it is important to know about each other (very well) before the big commitment (signing the contract). Successful ERP implementations are dependent on performing client and vendor teams. They must work as a one team to meet project objectives. As a project sponsor, make sure … Continue reading Why Dating With Implementation Partner Is So Important?

What Is The Root Cause Of ERP Project Failure?

ERP projects are failing to deliver customer value. I believe, we have a long way to go to get it right. Here are few references to support the fact: https://www.erpfocus.com/ten-erp-failure-statistics.html https://www3.technologyevaluation.com/research/article/erp-software-facts-stats-and-lessons-learned.html https://www.erpvar.com/blog/bid/108723/9-VERY-Scary-ERP-and-ERP-System-Implementation-Statistics https://www.enterpriseirregulars.com/11871/erp-failure-new-research-and-statistics/ To save the failing projects, we need to understand root cause of the failures. The Root Cause: I believe, the root cause … Continue reading What Is The Root Cause Of ERP Project Failure?

Unknown Effects Of ERP Project Slippage.

Projects slip due to various reasons. Ultimately, it affects who is paying for the project. Yes, the Project Sponsor, Client and the buyer. Therefore, next time be very cautious about the project slippage. Ask right questions and challenge the project team for all the good reasons. So, how delay in the delivery can affect you? … Continue reading Unknown Effects Of ERP Project Slippage.

Early Indicators Of Project Delay!

Most ERP projects have to be delayed without much warning. It has a negative impact on team morale, project cost and business case. Let us see some leading indicators of project delay: Executive Leadership: No sense of urgency: Project sponsor and board do not communicate importance of the project. There is no carrot, no stick. … Continue reading Early Indicators Of Project Delay!

Why Scrum Sucks?

Scrum is like a religion. Religion has values and rituals. Rituals support values. Without values, rituals are meaningless. Scrum sucks because we follow its rituals (Daily Scrum, Sprint Reviews etc.) without living the values (Focus, Courage, Openness, Commitment and Respect) and the three pillars of Scrum (Transparency, Inspections and Adaptation). If the basic Scrum values … Continue reading Why Scrum Sucks?

How Often You Service Your ERP?

Uh - Finally, ERP implementation project is over! Business-As-Usual now! But, have you thought of servicing your ERP? If not, then read carefully! Your ERP is a business tool (Information processing machine). Like all other complex machines, your ERP needs service. So, get your ERP logbook now! But why? Here are few points to consider: … Continue reading How Often You Service Your ERP?

COTS/ERP Bringing Mediocrity At Best!

Do you agree that COTS/ERP implementations makes your business mediocre at best? One of the main value propositions of the packaged software (COTS/ERP) is relatively quicker implementation. Business processes are standardised. Your business receives so called 'best practice' implementation. But is it a good thing? The so called 'best practice' is really a best practice? … Continue reading COTS/ERP Bringing Mediocrity At Best!

How to Govern ERP Project?

As a Project Sponsor, you are responsible for project governance. You ensure that the project is steering in right direction. You are ultimately responsible for the business case and success of theĀ  project. Typically, more than one vendors, subcontractors, consultants are involvedĀ in ERP implementations. These resources may not have worked together before. There are strong … Continue reading How to Govern ERP Project?

How To Close ERP Project?

ERP/COTS projects often starts with a lot of enthusiasm, planning and stage drama. Sponsors and Project managers explains the importance of the project. How this project is a game changer? How this project is different from other projects? You know what I mean.... However, projects often close with meek email, thanking everyone. One should not … Continue reading How To Close ERP Project?